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Inspired by my wilderness sojourns, Anne Sylvain's Fall/Winter Collection mirrors the lucid greens and grays of wilderness lakes, the contrasting textures found in timeworn stone formations and the tones and patterns of canyon sunsets and mountain meadows. 

As a kid growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I spent a lot of time in the wilderness, hiking skiing and simply hanging out. Fast forward to present and I return to the wilderness as often as I can. To me, there's nothing like it for artistic inspiration, day dreaming or meditation, and still, just hanging out. Hope you enjoy these wilderness photos I snapped with my iPhone while visiting some of our amazing National Parks.

-Patricia Raskin, Founder & Creative Director, Anne Sylvain

Charlotte Hobo, Chocolate Ombre or Olive Python. Background: Wenatchee National Forest, Washington

Charlotte Hobo, Chocolate Ombre or Olive Python. Background: Wenatchee National Forest, Washington

Madison Shopper, Autumn Python. Background: Islands of the Sky, Utah

Madison Shopper, Autumn Python. Background: Islands of the Sky, Utah

Tokyo Wristlet, Jade Alligator or Marais Python. Background: North Cascades National Park, Washington

Tokyo Wristlet, Jade Alligator or Marais Python. Background: North Cascades National Park, Washington

Vendome Tote, Graphite Sueded Crocodile. Background: Canyonlands, Utah

Vendome Tote, Graphite Sueded Crocodile. Background: Canyonlands, Utah

The Mini, 2-Tone Teal and Graphite Sueded Genuine Crocodile. Background: 8 Mile Lake, Washington

The Mini, 2-Tone Teal and Graphite Sueded Genuine Crocodile. Background: 8 Mile Lake, Washington

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